Community Living Support Case Worker - 6 Month Contract
Are you a passionate Case Worker seeking work in the Community Living Support sector?
We have an opportunity for a CLS Case Worker to join our team for a fixed term 6 month contract working across Northern NSW.
Here at Open Minds, our purpose is to enable an independent and positive future for all people living with mental illness and acquired brain injury related disability. Originally founded in 1912 as the Queensland Wattle Day League, we have a deep and proud history in providing positive health and wellbeing services across Queensland and New South Wales. Today Open Minds is recognised as a leading provider of mental health and disability support services.
Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider with more than 500 employees across 35 locations. We are seeking passionate and talented individuals aligned to our values to help us deliver on our purpose.
About the Role
As a Case Worker your role is to provide direct support to individuals who are participating in the Community Living Support (CLS) program. You will ensure that the values of Open Minds and change principles from Motivational Interviewing and Acceptance and Commitment models are used as the framework for service provision. The role requires active engagement with colleagues, team leaders and other providers of services to ensure effective service delivery, the reporting of service outcomes against the evaluation framework and key performance indicators.
How you will make a difference
Meet with clients to discuss their needs and develop a personal support plan.
Liaise with appropriate stakeholders about progress with the participants support plan.
Build and maintain positive and professional relationships with clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders ensuring that role and professional boundaries, confidentiality, and cultural sensitivities are respected.
Identify and assist in locating resources, services and supports that facilitate community integration including social, educational, vocational and leisure activities.
Administration and Reporting
Timely and accurate communication of important details of work to Team Leaders and colleagues particularly, difficulties with progress, adverse events, potential risks, and significant changes to risks.
Prepare for monthly supervision with Team Leader and provide information as required to facilitate the completion of internal and external reports.
Who you are
Education and qualifications
Professional degree or Diploma (Mental Health, Community Sector, Case Management, Counselling or related)
Essential skills, knowledge and experience
Significant relevant experience working within the health, mental health, community, or social service sectors
Open to learning new approaches to mental health work and willing to actively engage in continuous improvement opportunities
Experienced & passionate about working in a team committed to making a positive change in the lives of people with severe, complex, and persistent mental illness.
Highly developed verbal and written communication, negotiation & conflict resolution skills and the ability to engage with people with mental health difficulties, their families and other service providers and partner agencies.
Capacity to work independently and collaboratively being accountable for the effective delivery of services.
Capacity to understand role and the boundaries
Current Driving Licence
Current Working with Childrens Check
Current Criminal Record Checkshort notice.
Understand this position requires shift work.
Benefits For you
On top of joining a supportive and positive workplace culture, Open Minds will give the following back to you as an incentive for your excellent support provided to our Participants.
SCHADS award level 4.1 $37.53 per hour
10% Superannuation on top of hourly rate
20% Leave Loading
Option to Salary Sacrifice up to $15,000.
Open Minds is a registered NDIS provider. Our team works to enhance mental health and wellbeing by delivering tailored supports to people living with mental ill health, disability or acquired brain injury.